IN TOUCH:Downturn signs

Payroll clerks are less busy, feeling threatened by redundancy and hunting jobs in greater numbers while credit managers and auditors are working longer hours and feeling the pressure.
Signs that recession is affecting the finance sector emerged from Robert Half survey of almost 1000 finance and accounting professionals in Auckland earlier this year. Amongst its findings: the percentage of payroll clerks job hunting leapt to 75 percent (45 percent last year); 11 percent were prompted by threatened redundancy; meanwhile 48 percent of credit managers are working 45+ hours week.

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